5 Powerful Short Story Collections That Pack a Big Punch

Reading stories is like stealing time. You can down one in 15 minutes and feel like you've just watched a whole movie. So whether you're headed to the beach or chilling at home, hit the bookstore first for these five powerful new collections.
Spectacle
Photo: Martha Pavlidou

Spectacle

160 pages; Graywolf Press
With prose as potent as a shot of Everclear, Susan Steinberg's third collection, Spectacle (Graywolf), surveys busted love, good girls gone bad and disappeared friends. Unconventional and drily funny, these narcotic stories hypnotize.
— Kristy Davis

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